I am a wally and motorhome security (1 Viewer)

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well I feel a right wally I locked my self out today
I must have moved inside locking handle on habitation door and closed it with keys inside van
5 minutes swearing 5 minutes sulking 5 minutes thinking

5 minutes to break into van using 1 peace of bailer band a 1 foot plastic ruler
And opened side window to climb through to open door

It's a joke no wonder vans get knicked so often
 
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When I couldn't open my van due due to flat battery and using additional door locks on driver and passenger doors, it took the breakdown man less than two minutes to open my bathroom window, certainly an eye opener. :unsure:
 
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Hollyberry

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Locked myself out on a site. Luckily locker was unlocked. I had to empty it, climb in lift the bed mattress and base up and crawl up though that. Completely freaked the cat out, who ran and hid in the shower room.
 
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Locked myself out on a site. Luckily locker was unlocked. I had yo empty it, climb in life the bed mattress and base up and crawl up though that. Completely freaked the cat out, who ran and hid in the shower room.

I just wouldn't fit thro.....:rofl:

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I have a cargo strap which I used to leave strapped to the interior cabin door handles, when I left the van on quiet aires, as additional security. That was until the hab door lock broke and couldn't be opened from the inside. It got me thinking about how I would have got back in if the outside lock had broken instead. Now only used at night!
 

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That is true, but the harder I make it for them to get in the better. And with any luck, the additional time it took then to get in and nick stuff would find me strolling around the corner and catching them inside. No stairs for them to fall down unfortunately :whistle:
 

LilacMoss

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This thread hs seriously got me athinking...well as a dogless & somewhat deaf traveller I think I need one of these guys.........
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Time to break out the previously used Tootle hunting gun, methinks......

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

dave newell

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Visible deterrents MAY persuade a potential thief to try someone else's vehicle, alarms MAY alert others to a break in. Truth is thieves don't care what damage they do, they do it quick and bugger off quick. Most of us do not think like thieves. Most vehicles can be entered quite easily (although advertising how you did it on an open internet forum may not be the brightest move), if they were really secure the RAC/AA/Green Flag and every other recovery agency would have lots of unhappy customers who had accidentally locked their keys inside.

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Last August, a friend locked herself out of her VW T5. It defeated all normal attempts to get in and the method actually used amazed me. Took quite a time, though.
 
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Visible deterrents MAY persuade a potential thief to try someone else's vehicle, alarms MAY alert others to a break in. Truth is thieves don't care what damage they do, they do it quick and bugger off quick. Most of us do not think like thieves. Most vehicles can be entered quite easily (although advertising how you did it on an open internet forum may not be the brightest move), if they were really secure the RAC/AA/Green Flag and every other recovery agency would have lots of unhappy customers who had accidentally locked their keys inside.

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I fear most toe rags have detailed info on how to break in and as you say a damaged vehicle makes no odds to most of them, but if they want to steal for resale .....

I don't know if it still applies but we locked keys inside a 1997 Terrano, RAC turn out, get out a file and see remove side repeater clover, short something to something and ping all the doors unlocked, it probably applies to similar aged coach builts
 

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And yet houses seem to have gone the other way. Years ago I didn't worry if I locked myself out of the house, I could always find a way back in. Not anymore, short of smashing a window.
 
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Peter & Elaine
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And yet houses seem to have gone the other way. Years ago I didn't worry if I locked myself out of the house, I could always find a way back in. Not anymore, short of smashing a window.
I have got that coverd both next door neighbours have spare key as we have theirs
So I have hidden a hab door key outside van after applying a little grease and bagging it
As they say once bitten twice shy
 

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We once had a car that locked us out regularly, Alan got quite adept at breaking into it, metal coat hangers were the best tool. The car dealers eventually managed to fix it.

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MikeandCarolyn

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Locked myself out on a site. Luckily locker was unlocked. I had to empty it, climb in lift the bed mattress and base up and crawl up though that. Completely freaked the cat out, who ran and hid in the shower room.
Been there,done that (y) Portugal couple of yrs ago.
 

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[QUOTE="Peter & Elaine,
So I have hidden a hab door key outside van after applying a little grease and bagging it
As they say once bitten twice shy[/QUOTE]

Exactly the same as me, spare key attached somewhere on the chassis in plastic bag (hope I remember where when the time comes)
 

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